MOTHUDI EMBODIMENT OF LOVE AND PEACE – BOKO
22 May 2019
The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and Botswana National Front (BNF) President Cde Duma Boko told mourners to emulate the peaceful and mediatory life of the late comrade Joyce Mothudi who was an embodiment of love and peace. Cde Mothudi passed on last week. She was holding the position of Women’s League presidency at Alliance for Progressives.
During the memorial service at her residence in Gabane on 22 May, Boko said Mothudi’s mediatory and conciliatory qualities have immortalised her as she will continue to live in our hearts. He said each and every one of us will have to answer some questions at the end of life’s journey – ‘what kind of a person were you? How many have you assisted?’. He thanked Mothudi for her priceless contribution in the tumultuous opposition politics which needed a lot of sacrifices. Boko said while people may differ politically and ideologically, they should not hate each other. He said love was an important virtue for humanity. Boko, who was now deep in his political element celebrating the life of Mothudi, said when UDC takes over in October this year, it will demonstrate what tolerance and love are all about. Repeating his political rally messages, he said his party will give amnesty to those who have stolen three months to return all the national resources and will only prosecute those who are uncooperative. South Africa had the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for those who had committed crimes against humanity during the apartheid era as a way of healing and uniting the nation. Thousands of lives were lost during the apartheid era. With contradictory feelings, the sombre faced mourners also applauded when Boko reiterated that UDC will not harass the BDP leaders with BURS, DISS and other state institutions as they (BDP) are currently doing to the opposition but will give them love, peace and promote unity.
Turning to the AP President, Boko said he had always held Ndaba Gaolathe in high esteem hence his concise and old time description of him having ‘subversive sweetness’. He further extended his condolences to the AP president and the general membership.
Boko sent his heartfelt condolences to the Mothudi family and thanked them for lending their child to politics and allowing her to sacrifice her whole life to the thankless political profession.
Mothudi has held leadership positions at BNF, BCP, BMD and AP who all showered praises to her political journey.
BNF Secretary for Information and Publicity